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Events List

Corporate Parties & Private Events

Looking for the perfect place to host your next event? HopCat Lexington hosts private parties including corporate functions, casual strolling cocktail parties, and formal sit-down dinners for groups of 25 to 120 people. We have two semi-private veranda areas overlooking the atrium of The Square, or you can reserve the entire second floor for your function. We offer buffet style or plated meals depending your party's needs. For more information contact us at 859-286-6847. 

Geeks Who Drink - Trivia

Join us Wednesdays at 8pm for Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia. Grab your friends, grab a beer, and give your brain a workout. Free to play!

August 21, 2018 - 7

West Sixth Beer Dinner

We’re excited to announce another beer dinner with our friends in the North Limestone neighborhood! West Sixth Brewing Co. is one of the oldest breweries in Lexington and one of the oldest friends to HopCat Lexington. Come check out this menu including the sought after Low Beam and the West Sixth Cask! Get your tickets here!

 

Welcoming beer: Cask Beer

 

First Course: Corn Flake encrusted Scotch egg drizzled with a tequila-lime aioli

Paired w/ Cerveza – 4.6% ABV – Pale Lager

 

Second Course: Chicken Tikka Masala served with jasmine rice

Paired w/ West Sixth IPA – 7% - American IPA

 

Third Course: Classic beef wellington served with a red wine reduction and Cornish splits

Paired w/ Low Beam – 6.5 ABV – New England-Style IPA

 

Dessert: Raspberry and blackberry brulee

Paired w/ Smithtown Brown – 5.5 – English Brown Ale

August 30, 2018 - 11AM

Ballast Point Tap Takedown!

Summer of Sculpin! We’ll have a bunch of Sculpin IPA’s on for you to cycle through some of your favorite versions of this classic IPA. We will of course have the classic OG Sculpin. It’ll probably be set up with the randall, and it’ll probably be delicious. You’ll just have to come check it out to see, but maybe we’ll drop a few hints along the way.

 

Ballast Point {San Diego, CA}

Sculpin

American IPA / 7% ABV

 

Ballast Point {San Diego, CA}

Aloha Sculpin

New England-Style American IPA / 7% ABV

 

Ballast Point {San Diego, CA}

Grapefruit Sculpin

American IPA w/ Grapefruit / 7% ABV

 

Ballast Point {San Diego, CA}

Unfiltered Sculpin

Unfiltered American IPA / 7% ABV

September 6, 2018 - 11AM

Bangerz: Constant Sorrow

It’s a whale of an ale! Unicorns are real! On the first Thursday of every month, we raid our cellar and tap one of the most rare, special, or just downright delicious beers we can find. We like to call them Bangerz! Every Banger will be tapped at open, but when it’s gone it’s gone. We will have no regrets. Will you?

This month’s Banger is:

 

Country Boy Brewing Co. (Lexington, KY)

Constant Sorrow

BBA DIPA / 10% ABV

September 23, 2018 - 11AM

Hoptoberfest!

You don’t have to go to Germany to partake in the celebration of the worlds most well known beer festival. HopCat will bring it to you! We’ll be pouring our favorite local and authentic imported  Oktoberfestbiers, and serving our favorite German inspired food specials. Guests are encouraged to wear their best lederhosen or dirndls. We’ll also be giving away a limited amount of Oktoberfest steins (while supplies last) so get there early!

 Pouring:

 Blue Stallion {Lexington, KY}

Oktoberfest

Marzen / 5.4% ABV

 Great Lakes Brewing Co. {Cleveland, OH}

Oktoberfest

Marzen / 6.5% ABV

 HofBrauHaus Munchen {Germany}

Oktoberfestbier

Marzen /  6.3% ABV

 West Sixth {Lexington, KY}

Dankechain

Marzen / 5.5% ABV

 

A little history from the official Oktoberfest website - "Why is Oktoberfest called "Oktoberfest" when it actually begins in September?

 The historical background: the first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honor of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig's marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on October 12, 1810 and ended on October 17th with a horse race. In the following years, the celebrations were repeated and, later, the festival was prolonged and moved forward into September.

By moving the festivities up, it allowed for better weather conditions. Because the September nights were warmer, the visitors were able to enjoy the gardens outside the tents and the stroll over "die Wiesen" or the fields much longer without feeling chilly. Historically, the last Oktoberfest weekend was in October and this tradition continues into present times.

September 25, 2018 - 7PM

HofBrauHaus Munchen Beer Dinner

It's Oktoberfest which means its time to pay homage to those timeless German beers! Thats why we partnered up with the Haus for this beer dinner. Thats right we'll be pouring five classic Hof Brau Haus beers with four carefully paired dishes!

Welcoming beer: Oktoberfestbier – 6.3% ABV - Marzen

First Course: German potatoe cheese soup with sour cream & fresh tarragon

Paired with Original - 5.1% ABV – Munich Helles

Second Course: Panko encrusted Jaeger Schnitzel over a bed of pasta

Paired with Hefe Weizen - 5.4% ABV - Hefeweizen

Third Course:  German beef rouladen with baked potato, dusted with parmesan and fresh basil

Paired with  Dunkelweizen – 5.4% ABV - Dunkleweizen

Dessert: German streusel cake filled with cherries & topped with powdered sugar

Paired with Dunkel Lager – 5.5% ABV - Dunkel

For more information on purchasing tickets click here 

September 29, 2018 - 11AM

Lagunitas Specialty Tapping

Join us this Saturday for a couple of American classics: College Football and Lagunitas IPA! There are also potential sightings of Sumpin Easy and Super Cluster! Come early, claim your seat, and GO CATS!

 Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA)

Lagunitas IPA

American IPA /  6.2% ABV

 Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA)

Sumpin Easy

American Pale Ale / 5.7% ABV

 Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA)

Super Cluster

American IPA / 8% ABV